NY-23: Hoffman "Unconcedes" Race

Posted: Nov 17, 2009 11:03 AM
According to The Hill, the gap between newly sworn-in Congressman Bill Owens and defeated Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman continues to shrink as absentee ballots are counted.  The local press has reported the 5,335 election night vote margin has shrunk to 3,026 after standard recanvassing. 

Local officials continue to count the more than 10,000 absentee ballots they received, all of which include Democrat Republican Dede Scozzafava's name.  During an interview with Glenn Beck yesterday, Hoffman stressed that if he had known the margin was so small after recanvassing, he would not have conceded so quickly on election night.

In order for Hoffman to take back the election from Democrat Owens, Hoffman will have to capture over 65% of the absentee count--something even Hoffman admits would be a "long shot."